President & CEO, PreGel AMERICA
One of the world's foremost experts in the industry, Marco Casol, a true Gelato Amante (Gelato Lover), has a deep-rooted passion for gelato, dating back to the origins of his family's gelato business which began more than 100 years ago in the Dolomite mountain region of Northern Italy.
After filling the need in their small mountain village and surrounding region, Marco's mother's family crossed the Alps and entered Germany, helping to introduce gelato to a new region of Europe and igniting its popularity. Marco's family still owns and runs successful gelato stores throughout Europe
Combining his love of gelato and his business acumen, Marco completed international law studies in Italy and Germany and graduated from the Artisan Gelato School of Italy in 1998. He subsequently became one of the school's instructors, sharing his expertise in recipe and flavor development, as well as the art of food design. His ability to speak Italian, English, French, Spanish and German helped him run well-attended gelato seminars all over world. He also contributes to some of the most famous gelato magazines in Europe, including Il Gelatiere and Uniteis, spreading the message that gelato is not just a product, but a total experience.
Following his family's custom of introducing gelato to new markets, Marco joined PreGel in 2002 in anticipation of the company's creation of a North American branch. As CEO and president of PreGel AMERICA, and PreGel CANADA and MEXICO, Marco is responsible for overseeing PreGel's success in the North American market.
Today, Marco continues to perfect the way gelato and various specialty desserts are made with his devotion to selling highest quality products for PreGel AMERICA and providing unparallel support to his customers. Marco's passion for what he does is contagious as he travels the world and shares his belief that desserts are all about the experience.